Rice is not a typical Yakhni Arabs but rather typical of the people of pakistan. The majority of my home area by people from South Asia, hence I so know about their culinary fair. This recipe I can from my house next door neighbor who always send food every Friday:). Well it is indeed something to be thankful for, I live in the city that many people muslim, makes me not hard to find halal food.
Back to Rice Yakhni, this rice could be made using chicken or mutton or beef, following the recipe that measure I guess only.
ingredients of Kashmiri Mutton Yakhni:
- 500 gm chopped mutton
- 5 green cardamom
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoon milk
- 350 gm yoghurt (curd)
- 3 clove
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger powder
- 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 2 red chilli
- 150 gm ghee
- 2 pinches saffron
How to make Kashmiri Mutton Yakhni:
Wash and clean the mutton and keep aside. Pour some hot water over the mutton and allow it to rest for 5-7 minutes. Now, throw the water away and wash the mutton again.
Heat ghee in a deep bottomed pan. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, whole red chilli and cook on low flame till the spices begin to crackle. Ensure that you add the whole red chillies towards the end otherwise they will turn black.
Now add mutton, turmeric,salt (you can add it as per your taste) and satue for 5-7 minutes on medium flame. Now reduce the flame and coook covered till the mutton softens and is fully cooked. You can add a little water if you feel the need.
Whip the curd well and add it to the mutton. Ensure that the mutton is uncovered and the flame is at the lowest. Now powder the fennel, mix it with dry ginger powder and add it to the mutton.
Add red clilli powder and cook till the mixture thickens. Now dissolve saffron in milk and add it to the mutton. Stir for 2-3 minutes, remove from fire and serve hot.PS: It is a traditional recipe and has several variations. Please share the way your mom cooked it at home in the comment box below and we will publish it in her name. You can altrenately send us your recipe on our FB page.
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